Robert De Niro & Robert Pattinson's 'Idol's Eye' Has Been Shut Down
Production on Idol's Eye, the latest project from Olivier Assayas ("Carlos," Clouds of Sils Maria), was just getting underway in Toronto, but it turns out the film has been shut down. The Film Stage points to a tweet from this morning that surfaced before Deadline learned from Benaroya Pictures that they had pulled the plug on the film that would have starred Robert De Niro and Robert Pattinson. In a statement, the company said, "Due to the criteria for financing not being met by producers, Benaroya Pictures has formally decided to discontinue financing the motion picture titled Idol's Eye.” Well, that's disappointing. Read on!
The statement continued:
"The company cannot continue to put its investment at risk and has been forced to stop cash flowing the production. This is something all of us wanted to avoid, but due to the producers missing a number of financing criteria deadlines that were mutually established by all parties, we were left with no other options."
We didn't know much about the film beyond the two stars and director, but the project had previously been described as "a sophisticated heist action-thriller," and we're certainly bummed we won't get to see it come to fruition. If you think this is just a small hiccup and production will pick up soon, the statement also says, "Benaroya Pictures plans to retain the rights of the film and move forward with production on the picture after we generate a revised script and assemble a new filmmaking team.” So don't count on seeing De Niro, Pattinson and Assayas rounded up for this project. What a waste.